Agytörzsi daganatok szövetközi besugárzása.

Translated title of the contribution: Brachytherapy of brainstem tumors

Jenö Julow, Arpád Viola, Tibor Major, István Valálik, Sarolta Sági, László Mangel, Rita Beáta Kovács, Imre Repa, Gábor Bajzik, György Németh

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INTRODUCTIONS: The optimal therapy of brain stem tumours of different histopathology determines the expected length of survival. Authors report 125Iodine interstitial irradiation of brain stem tumours with stereotactic brachytherapy. CASE REPORTS: Two patients having brain stem tumours were suffering from glioma or from metastases of a carcinoma. In Case 1 the tumour volume was 1.98 cm3 at the time of planning interstitial irradiation. The control MRI examination performed at 42 months post-op showed a postirradiation cyst size of 5.73 cm3 indicating 65.5% shrinkage. In Case 2 the shrinkage was more apparent as the tumour volume measured on the control MRI at 8 months post-op was only 0.16 cm3 indicating 97.4% shrinkage of the 6.05 cm3 target volume at the time of brachytherapy with the metastasis practically disappearing. Quick access to histopathological results of the stereotactic intraoperative biopsy made it possible to carry out the 125Iodine stereotactic brachytherapy immediately after the biopsy, resulting in less inconvenience for patients of a second possible intervention. The control MRI scans show significant shrinkage of tumours in both patients. CONCLUSION: The procedure can be performed as a biopsy. The CT and image fusion guided 125Iodine stereotactic brachytherapy can be well planned dosimetrically and is surgically precise.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalIdeggyógyászati szemle
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 20 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Julow, J., Viola, A., Major, T., Valálik, I., Sági, S., Mangel, L., Kovács, R. B., Repa, I., Bajzik, G., & Németh, G. (2004). Agytörzsi daganatok szövetközi besugárzása. Ideggyógyászati szemle, 57(1-2), 30-35.